NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102 Welding Wire is a premium copper-coated low alloy, high-strength solid filler metal containing 0.5% molybdenum to maintain hardness and strength following post weld heat treatment. The manganese and silicon assist in producing a smooth, uniform weld bead and help minimize spatter.
NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102 Copper-Coated Welding Wire
The NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102, a premium solution of high-strength welding, is a top-tier copper-coated low-alloy welding wire designed to deliver exceptional performance in heavy-duty welding ER80S-D2 and ER90S-D2 applications. With its composition containing 0.5% molybdenum, this filler metal ensures the retention of hardness even after undergoing post-weld heat treatment. The inclusion of manganese and silicon further enhances its capabilities by promoting the formation of a smooth and uniform weld bead while effectively reducing spatter.
Our NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102 is engineered with emphasis on its characteristics that define excellence within the industry. Our welding wire exhibits excellent mechanical properties with exceptional arc starts, arc stability, and feedability, making your welding process smoother and more efficient while guaranteeing welds of unmatched durability.
At NS ARC's plant at Stillwater, Oklahoma, an ISO 9001:2015 facility, we don’t just set the standard with our wire. We surpass it! The Copper-Glide™ NS 102 copper-coated welding wire significantly reduces spatter and copper flaking, minimizing post-weld cleaning efforts. With its high-level de-oxidizers, this welding wire also enhances the overall quality and integrity of the weld.
The NS ARC Copper-Glide™ NS 102 is a solid and reliable welding wire that works with its welder to produce strong bonds between materials. As a versatile welding consumable, it can be used for a variety of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, construction, and so much more. Contact any of our experts to learn more about how our copper-coated welding wire is the best solution for your next welding project.
Applications for NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102 Welding Wire
NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102 welding wire is best suited for the following applications:
- Agricultural Equipment
- Automotive Manufacturing
- General Fabrication
- Heavy Equipment
- Pipe Welding
- Pressure Vessels
Other Industrial Applications for NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102
The reliable Copper-Glide™ NS 102 welding wire is the ideal choice for applications that require strength and versatility along with after post-weld heat treatment. It can be used with robotic, mechanized, or semi-automatic welding and with all metal transfer modes of GMAW. This type of welding wire is also suited for ASTM A182, A217, A234, and A335 high-temperature pipe, fittings, flanges, and valves as well as for A336 pressure vessel forgings.
Shielding Gas Blends for NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102 Welding Wire
To achieve optimal results, consider using the following shielding gas blends with NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102:
- 100% CO2: Ideal for ER80S-D2
- 75-95% Argon/Balance CO2
- 95-98% Argon/Balance O2: Suitable for ER90S-D2
- Flow rate of 35-50 CFH
When paired with the correct shielding gas blends, welding process, and welding parameters, our Copper-Glide™ NS 102 enables welding in all positions, offering versatility and convenience for various welding projects.
Copper-Coated Welding Wire Industry Standards
NS National-Arc™ Copper-Glide™ NS 102 meets or exceeds various industry standards such as:
- AWS A5.28: ER80S-D2 (100% CO2), ER90S-D2 (Mixed)
- ASME SFA-A5.28: ER80S-D2
- CWB W48: B-G 55A 3 C1 S4 M31
- AWS A5.23/A5.23M: EA3K
Copper-Coated Welding Wire Storage Instructions
To ensure the longevity and quality of the welding wire, it should be stored in a dry, enclosed environment. Proper care and maintenance will help keep your wire in the best condition for welding.